This past Saturday Isabella turned 8 years old. In our church turning 8 is a big deal, it is the age in which you are baptized. Poor Isabella was the last one in her Primary (Sunday School) class to turn 8 and be baptized, she had quite the long wait this year. But, her day was extra special because her baptism was on her actual birthday.
We were also very lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa here visiting with us for her special day.
The dress Isabella wore to be baptized in is a very special dress. My mother made it when my older sister was baptized for her to wear and then I wore it when I was baptized. When grand-daughters began to be old enough to be baptized my Mom decided to bring it with her for each one to wear so it has now been worn by 6 girls in our family. It will be worn next in Wisconsin on the 23rd of this month.
It was quite an emotional day for me. I can’t believe my baby girl turned 8, she is so grown up and seems to be getting more and more grown up each day. She is a seriously fantastic kid. I am so glad our home was blessed with her.
After the baptism we took my parents to Magic Kingdom for their first Disney World experience. It was a great way to continue the celebration and we stayed to see the light parade and fireworks. The castle is so beautiful at Christmas time.